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World Athletics Photographs of the year finalist

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  • A digital exhibition featured 26 images shortlisted for the World Athletics Photograph of the Year.
  • World Athletics will reveal the winning photograph on their social media handles on 2nd December.
  • Ten awards are set to be celebrated on World Athletics’ social media platforms in November and December.

This year’s standouts in the world of athletics will be celebrated over the next month to mark another highly memorable year for sports, with up to Ten awards set to be celebrated on World Athletics’ social media platforms in November and December.

Ahead of this year’s awards, a digital exhibition featured 26 images shortlisted for the World Athletics Photograph of the Year category.

From the 110 images submitted, a panel of judges – Valerie Adams, Pascal Rondeau, Renaud Lavillenie, Raquel Cavaco Nunes and Ivo Gonzalez – selected the below 26 shortlisted pictures, with three photographs expected to be listed as the finalist this December.

They were announced on 12th November 2022, and the winning photograph will be revealed by World Athletics on their social media handles on 2nd December as part of this year’s World Athletics Awards 2022.

1. Photo by Sam Barnes, Sportsfile

USA’s Grant Holloway strides from the chasing pack at the men’s 60m hurdles semifinals, day three of the World Athletics Indoor Championships held in Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia

2. Photo by Christian Bruna, EPA-EFE

Rutger Koppelaar of Netherlands in action at the men’s pole vault final held at the European Championships in Munich 2022

 

3. Photo by Jeff Cohen

Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo makes the final turn during her 400m race in Oregon during the World Athletics Championships.

4. Photo by Solene Decosta

Shericka Jackson of Jamaica crosses the finish line in the 200m champion at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22

5.Photo by Vinod Divakaran, Inside Qatar

The world indoor gold medallist, Korea’s Woo Sanghyeok, celebrating after finishing 2.33m in the high jump competition at the Wanda Diamond League in Doha

6. Photo by Eduard Erben, Czech Photo Agency

Barbora Spotakova, the World record-holder, competing in the javelin throw at the Czech Championships in Hodonin

7.Photo by Alberto Estevez, Agencia Efe

Spectators reacting as Mondo Duplantis of Sweden pole vaulter breaks his world record after jumping 6.21m at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22

8. Photo by Quentin Felden

Track and sky colour match at the women’s 800m final during the European Championships held in Munich

9.Photo by Andrej Isakovic, Agence France-Presse

Rutger Koppelaar of Netherlands’ compete in men’s pole vault finals at the European Championships in Munich.

10. Photo by Jasper Jacobs

Nafissatou Thiam of Belgian at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 during a long jump competition

11. Photo by Tobias Lackner

Ditaji Kambundji of Switzerland after falling in the 60m hurdles final during the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 22

12. Photo by Kirby Lee

The steeplechase runners race over the water jump in at the 62nd held at Mt. San Antonio College Relays, California

13.Photo by Chiara Montesano, Vinco Sport

Mondo Duplantis, Sweden Captain, after finishing the six metres jump at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

14.Photo by Oscar Munoz Badilla, fotografiadeportiva

A tero, a typical bird commonly found in South America, poses on track as the USA and Jamaica dive in action to the finish line in the 4x100m women’s relay final at the World U20 Championships Cali 22.

15. Photo by Phil Noble, Reuters

Tobago and Jereem Richards celebrating after winning the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games men’s 200m finals at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England.

16. Photo by Klaus Peters

Kristin Pudenz of Germany’s en route silver during the European Championships the women’s discus in Munich  

17. Photo by Christian Petersen, Getty Images

Swedens Mondo Duplantis celebrated after winning gold, where he also set a world record at the men’s pole vault finals at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

18.Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach, Reuters

Netherlands’ Rutger Koppelaar in action in the men’s pole vault final competitions at the European Championships in Munich.

19. Photo by David Ramos, Getty Images

Team Englands Abigail Irozuru in action in the women’s long jump final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham at Alexander Stadium

20. Photo by Martin Rickett, PA Media

 Lea Meyer of Germany falls headfirst in water during the women’s 3000m steeplechase competition at the World Athletics Championships held at Hayward Field in Oregon, USA.

21.Photo by Felix Sanchez Arrazola, fotorunners.es

Andreas Hofmann during the European Championships in javelin throw qualification.

22. Photo by Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Noah Lyles of the USA celebrating after he won a men’s 200m gold medal in the final at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22

23. Photo by Pawel Skraba, Super Express Media Group

 Mondo Duplantis of Sweden celebrates a men’s pole vault world record during the World Athletics Championship finals in Oregon.

24.Photo by Ben Stansall, Agence France-Presse

 Lea Meyer of Germany falls during the women’s 3000m steeplechase heats competition at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

25.Photo by Matthieu Tourault, Mattphot Photography

Sasha Zhoya at the 2022 European Championships, breaking Munich’s last110m hurdles barrier.

26. Photo by Morgan Treacy

Kurtis Marschall of Australia competes in the men’s pole vault race during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

 

Elias Makokha is a professional Media Practitioner venturing into Corporate Communications, Radio Broadcast and Digital content creation with a keen interest in videography, photography and online Writing. He works well individually and collaboratively with his juniors, peers and seniors. He adheres to the hallmarks of journalism and accurately reports by conducting fact checks from reputable sources before publishing.

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